Student Loans for International and Study Abroad Students

If you are looking for a student loan to fund your international education, we can help. Whether you are an international student in the US or a US student studying abroad, finding a student loan doesn't have to be difficult. With our student loan comparison tool you can find the right loan in seconds — and then apply online.

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Why International Student Loans?

Studying overseas is expensive, and many students struggle to fund their international studies. Scholarships and grants are available, but they are very competitive and rarely cover all of your expenses.

A loan can cover up to the total cost of attendance, as determined by your school, minus any other aid received.

Here are just a few of the costs your international student loan can cover: Tuition, Room and Board, Books, Travel, Health Insurance, and Living Expenses.

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Importance of a Cosigner

A cosigner is a person who is legally-bound on a loan application to pay the outstanding debt in case the applicant is unable to pay.

Most loans for non-US citizens will require a US cosigner, and this will improve your chances of getting approved and lower your interest rate.

If a cosigner is required, they must be a US citizen or US permanent resident with good credit who has lived in the US for the past 2 years.

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Loans Without a Cosigner

If you are an international student applying to or enrolled at select schools in the US and Canada, and you meet the lender’s criteria, you may be eligible for a no-cosigner loan.

More information about no-cosigner loans for international students can be found on the no-cosigner loans page.

You can find all eligible schools in the US and Canada here:

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